Cabrillo Ball Park will reopen after a $1.5 million dollar renovation project, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department announced today.
“After many years of planning and community discussion, we are excited to provide a high-quality field and expanded recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jill Zachary.
The popular public park, located at Cabrillo Boulevard and Milpas Street, received upgrades to the premier softball field, and now features exercise equipment, multi-use grass turf areas, improved drainage, and a high-efficiency irrigation system fed by recycled water. Access to the park was improved, including a new walking path circling the field, redesigned spectator areas for ballgames, and an inviting entry plaza with a unique “bent” palm tree. The iconic Chromatic Gate sculpture by Herbert Bayer remains a highlight of the park.
Cabrillo Ball Park’s new outdoor fitness equipment is arranged in a circuit along the 1/3-mile walking path that surrounds the park. There are 13 pieces of equipment in total, offering a mix of strength and cardiovascular exercises. Use of the park’s outdoor fitness circuit is free and unsupervised; no reservations are required.
A public ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the reopening of the park, but all are invited to explore the new features of the park starting today.
For more information, including details related to upcoming events and field reservations, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 564-5422.